There's a new trend in celebrity coming out's and I must say that this one is one I can get on board with. Instead of a big splashy announcement with "I'm gay" splashed across People's cover, many celebs are choosing to come out quietly and not making a big deal out of it.
Sure people like Ellen Degenres are pioneers and deserve respect for coming out like she did. It opened the door for a conversation that nobody had been having up until that point. However it soon became coming out was used for hawking a new memoir or a new CD. Which if the project flopped homophobia was automatically blamed, and while it could have played a part, it might not have been the most accurate answer. Sometimes the projects were just bad.
I have and probably always will believe that coming out is the single most important thing any gay, lesbian, transgendered, or bisexual person can do. My own coming out was big in my head but was probably very low key as people were told one by one. Once I started telling people there was a weight lifted off of my shoulders and people around me who had been ignorant finally started understanding that being gay wasn't all bad. There were a few straight guys that came up to me after I had been out for a while and admitted that they hadn't realized how "normal" gay people were.
So now the new trend in celeb coming out stories, the quieter coming out seems to be better. Andrew Rannells just came out with a simple statement about his upcoming Girls character and how it compares to him “I am gay in real life, so I definitely get it. But it’s not my story — I wasn’t closeted for any amount of time." Which is almost just like Jim Parsons coming out statement, where the writer of the article just simply states that The Big Bang Theory star is gay. Matthew Bomer also came out in a quiet fashion, simply saying that he loved his family.
Now we will add me to this story: I'm Royal Eduardo and I like men, especially the cute ones like Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells. How cute is the pic of Andrew at the top?